Apple's iPhone 4S has been launched at a time where in Android's supremacy in the tech segment is scooting up at an exponential pace too. The tech analysts firmly believe that iPhone will be able to keep the Android threat at bay at least for the next 5 years if not more. The innovation quotient of Apple is higher than Android and most of the variants focus on scaling up the camera or processor features with least focus on innovative services. Apple's new iPhone 4S will be enabled on iOS 5 which stand to offer additional 5 GB of space to users leveraging from the iCloud feature. Android variants clearly have no answer to the innovations of Apple.
The design of new iPhone 4S has been blindly copied by some of the Android makers and to the advantage of Apple the iOS firmware is far more stable than Froyo 2.2 or Gingerbread 2.3. In the arena of mobile OS Android is more like a Microsoft and tends to release a new firmware in span of 6 months. The distressed users who were on Android 2.1 Éclair for instance face issues in updating the firmware to Froyo or Gingerbread. Google has recently announced the launch of another new OS variance - Ice Cream Sandwich and Honeycomb. In terms of usability experience most of the Android variants including the Samsung's Galaxy series have a clear lag when high resolution games are launched. However, when the same game is played on the iOS platform it seems to run like a charm.
Android has been in the arena for quite some time and its interface has remained to be buggy. The developers across the globe first think of creating apps for an iPhone or App Store rather than out rightly focusing on the Android variants. Analysts feel that the trend will continue and Apple will be the frontrunner in the race.
One of the factors that has propelled the sales numbers of Android so far has been its price advantage. For instance, the best league Android variant in market - Samsung Galaxy S II was better than iPhone 4 in terms of features and intriguingly was at least 30% cheaper than iPhone. Apple is not expected to change the pricing policy to come to the pricing terms of Android variants. There have been firm rumors in the tech market for Apple to release a low cost iPhone but none seems to be a reality.
A section of analysts believe that the mobile OS space is vast in terms of reach and acceptance. Both Android and iOS are expected to survive in the market. There might not be one clear winner in the tech market but there are clear indications that iOS leads the race in terms of usability experience. However, not everyone outside US can afford an iPhone and that's where cheaper Android options clearly score more over iOS devices. Probably its best to say that perfectionists will prefer the iOS enabled devices while the value based consumers will pitch in for Android.
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